Qimam Fellowship for high-potential leaders launches in Saudi Arabia

Updated 18 February 2018

Qimam Fellowship for high-potential leaders launches in Saudi Arabia

The Qimam Fellowship Program was launched on Sunday in Saudi Arabia. Qimam aims to identify, develop, and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in the country to achieve their full potential. The program, which aims to attract top talent from the Kingdom, has been created based on the belief that Saudi Arabia is rich with extraordinary talent, and that developing such talent is one of the best investments for a brighter future.
The program will provide its fellows with one-on-one mentorship from senior public and private sector leaders, leadership training by professionals from renowned companies, visits to the Saudi Arabian offices of leading national and international companies, membership in the Qimam Alumni Network, an award for their distinctiveness upon completion of the program during a high-profile ceremony, and will share profiles of fellows with leading HR leaders in the Kingdom to facilitate their career opportunities.
The Qimam Fellowship Program would not have been possible without the contributions of its partner companies, Al-Khaleejiah Advertising & Public Relations Company, Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding, Careem, Cisco, Community Jameel, General Electric, Ma’aden (Saudi Arabian Mining Company), McKinsey & Company, Oqal, Pearson, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Rocket Internet, Aberkyn, and SMAAT, as well as a large number of executives from the public and private sectors.
Annas Abedin, founding CEO of Qimam, said: “Thanks to the contributions of our partners, we will be able to offer high-potential university students in and from Saudi Arabia a unique development experience that will hopefully help them get closer toward achieving their professional dreams and aspirations.”
The program targets bachelor’s and master’s students of all nationalities at any Saudi university, as well as Saudi nationals studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree at universities abroad.
Fellows will be selected into the program based on their academic achievements, their level of initiative taking beyond the academic realm, and their exhibited degree of social responsibility and service to the community.
The fellowship is open for applications starting Sunday, and will remain open until March 24. The application form and more details about the Qimam Fellowship can be found on www.qimam.com


Tunisian pavilion at Souk Okaz depicts vibrant street life

Updated 17 August 2019

Tunisian pavilion at Souk Okaz depicts vibrant street life

Visitors to the Tunisian pavilion in the Arab Neighborhood at Souk Okaz can take a pleasant journey through its different sections, which creatively depict the daily pulse of life in the streets, landmarks and markets of Tunisia, welcoming people with a taste of its cuisine, its artworks and distinctive products. 

The Tunisian pavilion highlights the country’s architectural style, welcoming accents, fragrances and music. Visitors can look at and buy famous Tunisian carpets, derived from Berber heritage in various styles such as Margoum, Kilim, Zarbia and Bekhnouk. Visitors can also buy traditional footwear, made from a range of animal skins and embroidered with silk thread. 

The amber and perfume corner captures the eye and the nose, with delicate scents of musk, amber and aromatic oils, including radish oil, castor, ginger, black seed and flaxseed. Visitors can also see a range of carvings, including representations of the holy Kaaba, the Grand Mosque of Makkah, and Tunisian monuments and artworks. Visitors can also enjoy Tunisia’s popular cuisine, and experience its varied flavors, with dishes such as harissa, leblebi, fricassée and kafteji. 

The Arab Neighborhood is being hosted in Souk Okaz for the first time this year as part of Taif Season, which is running throughout August.

Taif Season, which started on Aug. 1, seeks to contribute to achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy, which aims to improve quality of life, raise living standards, and create career and investment opportunities.

Events throughout the month cover trade markets and tourist and historical monuments to enhance Taif’s historic and tourist status as a summer destination for Arabs and to promote the Kingdom as an international destination.